Do you ever feel great sadness over the millions upon millions of turkeys that will be killed for Thanksgiving dinner? I certainly do. Well, aside from ‘just’ having a vegetarian [ … ]
“Food Day” is one week from today, October 24th. This day pushes us to “eat real food” (not unprocessed food or GMOs) and I’ve seen it described as the most influential day in all of Food Month (October).
The day was started by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and this is actually its inaugural year.
A good friend of mine on Facebook shared this cartoon recently and I immediately though, “Oh, that has to go up on Eat Drink Better!” So, here’s the cartoon, created by Marc Roberts.
I’ve got some good news for all those who care about decent treatment of animals. Farm Sanctuary is hosting its first-ever National Conference to End Factory Farming: For Health, Environment and Farm Animals this year — October 27-29 in the Washington, D.C. area. Attend if you can!
The Organic Consumers Association has a kick-a** campaign going on, Millions Against Monsanto. It is trying to get as many people as possible to campaign in the streets on October 16, 2011 for mandatory labeling of GM food and is looking to get 1 million to sign a petition pushing for this.
Nearly one year ago, Becky wrote about a ridiculous armed raid of a raw food co-op in California, Rawesome (video above of that). What a waste of resources. What a ridiculous raid in the first place. Now, apparently, the agencies involved in that raid have decided it wasn’t a waste of resources and have even decided it’s worth conducting another such raid. They’ve arrested 3 people on 13 counts of conspiracy to sell unpasteurized dairy products.
“A multi-agency SWAT-style armed raid was conducted this morning by helmet-wearing, gun-carrying enforcement agents from the LA County Sheriff’s Office, the FDA, the Dept. of Agriculture and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control),” Mike Adams of Natural News reported yesterday….
Food justice is a big issue in the United States. We like to think of our country as being so just, so developed, so civilized, but the truth is there’s a ton of injustice in the US, including food injustice.
13 young leaders concerned about this and wanting to make a difference are about to set out on an 8-state, 2000-mile ride to expose this and try to bring a little more justice to our country.
It seems like every neighborhood in Atlanta has a community garden these days, and since my running partner and I have been marathon training, I’ve been seeing more and more of them during our long, winding, weekend runs. I thought it might be fun to grab the camera and share some community garden goodness with you guys!
The Urban Farming Guys are conducting an urban agriculture experiment in Kansas City with a powerful mission. Check out the video about their project and some ideas on how you can get involved with them or in your own community!
Orlando police arrested 3 members of Food Not Bombs last week for feeding the homeless.
This is Greenpeace — they research potential environmental issues, they pick the few most important (i.e. global climate change, long-term nuclear risk, GMOs), they educate and politic for a better future, and — if needed — they chain themselves to things.
Check out their most recent news on anti-GMO activism in Sweden:
One reader’s thoughts on the GMO Food Dump protest concept and a poll, so that you can share your own views!
If you have any space at all to grow vegetables or fruit, you can have a significant impact on not only reducing hunger, but also on promoting better nutrition.